Some of you have asked who are the liberal elites mentioned in my last post The Man Behind The Curtain. This issue came up when Gregory Meeks, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, got into a Twitter war with AOC and later called her a puppet who was controlled by the liberal elites.

Well, the liberal elites are none other than the Deep State. Saikat Chakrabarti, the man behind the curtain, should actually be thought of as the “woman behind the curtain.”  By that, I mean that Chakrabarti’s wife, Kamilka Malwatte, is the actual connection to the Deep State as she has worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the most powerful law firm in the world.

This is a glimpse inside the hidden world of politics, the world behind the curtain. The world that you have never been exposed to, perhaps until now. And you probably thought that AOC and/or Chakrabarti authored the Green New Deal.

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Gradually, we’re beginning to learn more and more about the man who run’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (AOC) political career.  He is one Saikat Chakrabarti. Now that he’s openly taken on Nancy Pelosi, he will be more and more in the spotlight and his comments will be dissected by political commentators to try and understand the ideology that drives AOC’s political positions.

Chakrabarti is one of the loudest political voices in Washington with respect to climate change.  According to the Washington Post, Chakrabarti has commented that, “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all… we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” Say what!? Yes, notwithstanding what AOC says about everyone dying in ten years, climate change’s focus isn’t the environment, it’s about implementing socialism. More about where that idea came from later.

You need to understand that the Green New Deal is a strategy to win elections. As reported by the Washington Post, Chakrabarti explained that strategy thusly: “The whole theory of change for the current Democratic Party is that to win this country we need to tack to the hypothetical middle. What I think that means is, you don’t take unnecessary risks, which translates to: You don’t really do anything. Whereas we’ve got a completely different theory of change, which is: You do the biggest, most badass thing you possibly can — and that’s going to excite people, and then they’re going to go vote.” There you have it straight from the horse’s mouth. Tell people something different, something exciting in order to get them to come out and vote for you. It doesn’t matter if it isn’t true. Political offices are treated as a commodity and the Green New Deal is the marketing strategy to sell that product.

Winning elections is only the first step, however. According to Tom Donohue, CEO the United States Chamber of Commerce, the Green New Deal is really about giving government unprecedented power over people’s lives (as reported by the Daily Wire). In a way, nothing would change.  That is, we would still be controlled by certain unelected elites who would remain faceless behind the Chakrabarti curtain. Socialism would simply be the Trojan Horse.

The infighting in the Democratic Party seems to be escalating, however, since the far left is not “tacking to the middle.” Instead, they are polarizing the party.  Recently, Chakrabarti has decided to target moderate Democrats, particularly those from the Congressional Black Caucus, in the 2020 congressional elections and replace them with people who are far left. Despite Chakrabarti targeting people of color, AOC has accused Nancy Pelosi of being a racist and Chakrabarti tweeted that the moderate Democrats should be renamed The New Southern Democrats. “They certainly seem hell bent to do to black and brown people today what the old Southern Democrats did [during] the 40s.” Funny, but it’s kind of hard calling someone a racist when you are one yourself.

The racially-charged rift in Congress does drop the curtain, though, if ever so slightly. Gregory Meeks, chairman of the Black Caucus, has fired back that Chakrabarti’s group is funded by liberal white elites. Strange how you’ve never heard this before. The media only gives us AOC this and AOC that. There are memes about this former bartender who has been in office for only a little over six months and who knows little to nothing about how government should be run. However, they never tell us about the real powers that be, about the man(elites) behind the curtain…and you probably thought that you were living in a democracy.

 

Epilogue

“The United Nations heads up the world-wide effort to promote global warming through the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change. As reported by Zero Hedge, Christiana Figueres, the then head of that U.N. global warming agency, said that the U.N. goal was not that of environmental activists to save the world from ecological calamity… but rather to destroy capitalism.” – The Ethical Warrior.wordpress.com, The Politics of Global Warming.  Figueres went on to say that, “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.” That’s the game plan.  Take out capitalism and replace it with socialism…and scare the hell out of everybody by saying that it’s the end of the world unless we change. It’s a dirty little secret that you weren’t supposed to know about…but, of course, now you know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you all probably know, I hate politicians of all stripes. So, it’s always refreshing to see an article written by someone of the same ilk. The question posed by James Howard Kunstler in his article “I Hear That Train a’Comin'” is whether or not both political parties will self-destruct (even before the 2020 election).

Check out the following link for the full article: kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/i-hear-that-train-acomin

 

“The state is that great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else.” – Frederic Bastiat, French classical liberal theorist

Are We Un-American?

07/05/2019

I hate politics…and politicians.  It all started growing up in Chicago and watching the Mayor Daley machine dominate all life in the city.  Things sure haven’t changed much.

So, I rarely vote in elections and I don’t usually partake in conversations about politics…except perhaps when I hear socialists spout off about how other people are un-American. After all, what would socialists know about being American?  They stand for things that are the antithesis of our culture and our history.

I don’t consider myself to be an expert on political issues so I typically defer to others on the topic. Here’s one such article that I thought had some merit https://fee.org/articles/promising-the-impossible-while-sacrificing-liberty/.  The article was written by Professor Gary Galles of the Fee Foundation For Economic Education. As Professor Galles remarked, “America was founded on the idea that we have inalienable negative rights that do not originate with the government, which the government, therefore, cannot take away. But as people have learned to get public support by dressing up more things they wish others to pay for in the language of rights, our government has increasingly turned to violating the rights it was instituted to defend.”

The problem is actually worse than that, though.  At its core, socialist policies are not meant to provide equality but rather to undermine freedoms. So, when a socialist says that something is un-American, what they really mean is that we need to change those things in order to fundamentally transform America…and to establish a new kind of order where the State determines what your rights are, if any. Galles describes this phenomena thusly, “Individual rights only actually existed where and when the state decided it didn’t get in the way of what it wanted to do. More briefly, it meant citizens’ individual rights didn’t exist except on paper.”

This is where the country is headed and why I say that there is a second civil war which is currently being waged. As a society, we can choose to retain the inalienable rights and freedoms granted by the Constitution or we can accept the socialist plan to radically transform the country so that everyone has equal rights (as defined by the State). In the meantime, you will continue to hear people call other people un-American, as if they know what being an American really means.

 

 

Every fourth grade history student knows socialism has failed in every country, at every time in history…Democrats are either idiots or deliberately trying to destroy their own economy.”    – Vladimir Putin

 

 

A Quantum Conundrum

07/01/2019

 

What is a quantum conundrum? It’s a riddle wrapped in an enigma. It exists only at the mysterious quantum level (smaller than sub-atomic particles).

According to the science of quantum mechanics, the quantum world works in ways that do not reconcile with the laws of physics and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.  Basically, what we have is two connected worlds each with its own set of different rules.  Thus the riddle: How is that even possible?

Here’s what science claims that it knows:

  • Quantum particles exist in all possible states simultaneously. They have distinct properties only after they are measured/observed.
  • Quantum particles come in what is referred to as “entangled pairs.”  The two pairs always know what the other is doing even if they are separated by vast distances.  The communication between the two exceeds the speed of light, thus violating the Theory of Relativity. Einstein referred to this as “spooky action.”

Two connected worlds, with different, incompatible rules, which instantaneously understands what is happening throughout creation. We are left with an enigma that has left scientists searching for a Theory of Everything to reconcile the two worlds.  However, as John Hogan put it in his book The End of Science, scientists will never be able to understand the universe (creation) because parts of it are beyond space and time.

The answer to the dilemma can only be answered by what I would call the supernatural. By supernatural, however, I mean something that is beyond our level of comprehension.  By definition, the supernatural will always be beyond man’s ability to understand.

Our world can only be a subset, or a projection, of “the source of reality.” If you are not standing at the source, you will never understand the cause (even if you can observe the effect). Thus, the answer to the question of “what is my purpose in life” can only be answered in the context of the “cause” and its effect on life in the universe.  We are simply the effect and the cause, whatever it is, is what gives meaning to our lives.

In the end, we have a conundrum.  More to the point, we are the conundrum. We are an extension of something that is supernatural, a riddle wrapped in an enigma. As Einstein simply put it, “The human mind, no matter how highly trained, cannot grasp the universe.” Welcome to the quantum conundrum.

 

Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe that was created out of nothing and delicately balanced to provide exactly the conditions required to support life. In the absence of an absurdly improbable accident, the observations of modern science seem to suggest an underlying, one might say, supernatural plan.” –  Arno Penzias, physicist and Nobel laureate

 

 

 

I used to have hope that government would solve our problems and make the world a better place for all. Silly, me. It was not to be.

Historically, this country has had a few presidents who had a vision for the country.  People like FDR and JFK, for example.  Presidents who actually cared about the people. Somewhere along the line that changed – for the worse. Obama rode that banner of someone with a big vision for the country but his mantra of “hope and change” turned out to be nothing more than a radical idea of fundamentally transforming the nation.

So, now come the new presidential wannabes.  I’m talking about the Democratic Party debates, of course.  The only “vision” that I saw displayed during the debates was the common theme of a vast, centralized government dictating to its citizens about nearly every aspect of American life.

While I’m sure that the idea of free stuff will appeal to the millennials and the poor, it’s a solution totally lacking in vision.  The majority of people want to believe that they will be better off somehow in the future and they will usually vote for a candidate who promises them that and has a sweeping vision that captures the imagination of a broad swath of the voting public.

Aside: I said promise, that is.  Delivering is a horse of a different color altogether.

Especially, in a world of sound bytes dominated by social media, charisma and image often become the difference makers. Obama and Trump had it, but this new group of presidential pretenders don’t seem to have a clue. There certainly aren’t any FDRs or JFKs among them.  There are no new ideas.  No vision. Just an appeal to “elect me.” There is a candidate for nearly every segment of the population.  Minorities – check.  Women candidates – check. Socialists – check.  However, there isn’t a candidate that the country will rally around.  With respect to “hope and change” and the 2020 presidential election, the Democratic Party seems to have missed the boat.

It’s way early, but it might be a good idea for them to start planning for 2024.  They can start by finding a vision that provides an umbrella for the average American, and not some special interest group because, if you want to win an election, you have to appeal to a majority of voters.  Unfortunately, the political system has been held hostage by these same special interest groups and has devolved into pandering to them. It’s actually insulting to hear these candidates say why they should be president when they really don’t care about many of the people that they want to have vote for them.

As for me, I think that I’ll just sit here and muse about what might have been and remember the good ole days. Has anybody here seen my old friend Bobby? Can you tell me where he’s gone?

 

With apologies to our friends and watching, last night was a disaster for the Democratic Party. My only hope is people were not watching….”

     – Joe Scarborough, MSNBC host

 

Capitalism has been king since the start of the Industrial Revolution and has been the prime mover in world economies since then which has led to higher standards of living and an increase in freedoms over the past 200 years.  So, what happened? Polls show that a lot of people would prefer socialism over capitalism.

The real problem is that people don’t really know what either capitalism or socialism is. To begin with, our country no longer has a system of capitalism.  Are you surprised? Well, perhaps they just forgot to tell you. Yeah, perhaps. A recent article in ZeroHedge authored by Raul Meijer talks about how “we have gotten so far removed from what capitalism and free markets are supposed to be about, that it’s pathetic…Our economic systems have been destroyed by our central bankers.”

It’s instructive to understand that our nation’s currency belongs to the Federal Reserve, which is a consortium of banks, and not owned by the government itself. Now, perhaps, you understand a little something about the economic takeover of the planet.  Leave it to the politicians to keep it a secret from the masses.

Our current economic system has been referred to as “crony capitalism” but would be better called fascism. Mussolini would have been proud. True capitalism has to entail free markets which are sorely missing in today’s system.  Corporations, especially banks, are deemed too big to fail and are bailed out by government.  Governments are allowed to overspend because the central banks make money way too easy. Of course, the financial markets (Wall Street) make out like bandits.  The only one to suffer is the “man on the street.”

As for socialism, those who are for it have never experienced it so they better be careful because they just might get what they are asking for.  That’s because socialism has never worked – as in never.  Just ask people from Cuba and Venzuela, for example. There isn’t even some new flavor of socialism that will be any better than the previous flavors.

All forms of socialism have only two goals.  The short-term goal is the take-over of all of the country’s means of production.  Since the State would control the means of production, the only ones with any power would be, not surprisingly, those in power.  The long-term goal of socialism is communism. If you don’t believe me just go ask Lenin. Socialism is the brainchild of the Marxist Revolution that’s why socialism is referred to as Marxism. As Lenin famously said, “The goal of socialism is communism.”

At the end of the day, the way that you can tell that you’re being screwed, regardless of what anyone tries to convince you of, is this. How well are you doing (economically speaking)? Today’s millennials can easily tell that all is not well, regardless of what the media or the politicians say. They pile up mountains of student debt getting through college only to find that there isn’t a job waiting for them when they graduate.  Educators know this but still they perpetuate the myth that you need a college education, and an expensive one at that.

The answer to the world’s problems is, believe it or not, a return to real capitalism and free markets which favor the little guy over the corporations. An article entitled “Only Capitalism Will Save Millennials” was published recently by the Mises Institute. The Mises Institute tells it like it is:  “Socialist policies do not work. They do not work by necessity because they destroy productivity, and productivity is the key to prosperity. The answer to the challenges of the new millennium is not more state interventionism, but to eliminate politics and the state.”

Of course, the politicians will disagree since socialism pays more (for politicians, that is, since they would control the means of production).  Socialism does not get rid of the dreaded politicians. Just the opposite.  Under socialism, politicians have even more power than under democracy.  As for social democracy, there really is no such thing.  That’s a contradiction in terms. Socialism is never democratic since true power rests with the State, and not the people.

As they say, what you don’t know can hurt you and what you don’t know is this: money is worthless; it’s all fiat currency.  Most of the world’s governments are bankrupt, including ours. The world’s economic system is a dirty little secret that you weren’t supposed to know about…but, of course, now you know.

 

“It is well enough that the people of our nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”   – Henry Ford

The IQ Gene

06/19/2019

As a companion to my last article entitled Blue-Eyed Gods, this post concerns the genetics of the human species. Researchers have said that man is not as smart as prior generations and that this has been a continuous trend (downwards). Why?

Well, to make the picture complete, scientists also say that man has gotten physically smaller with a smaller brain size and, as a result, not as smart. There’s really only two possibilities to explain this phenomenon.  Either, man’s genes have mutated or they have been watered down.  By watered down, I mean that in the past there could have been an infusion of genes that contributed to some people becoming taller and smarter (at least in the short term).  However, that infusion might have been a one-time event and limited in scope (raw numbers).  Over time, what you might call smarter man would have inter-married with the older and not so smart man.  Since smarter man was fewer in numbers, smarter man would have gradually begun to disappear.

This trend would, of course, continue until man returns (almost) to his physical state before the infusion of genes.  In other words, we would continue to get smaller and dumber over time.  Welcome to the world of the blue-eyed gods.

Blue-Eyed Gods

06/17/2019

 

A little over three years ago I posted an article entitled “Does God Have Blue Eyes?” It has been one of my top read posts of all-time. The premise of the article is that we didn’t all evolve from Adam and Eve and we all didn’t come “out of Africa,” so to speak. Genetics pretty much tells the story.

Researchers/geneticists have demonstrated that people with white skin, blue eyes and blond hair first made their first appearance on this planet only 10,000 years ago, a real johnny-come-lately in evolutionary terms.  All three traits appeared suddenly and simultaneously in one area (near the Black Sea).  All three traits are “recessive” genetic traits meaning that they could not come from people with darker skin, hair or eye color. They had to have had a unique gene pool separate and apart from the other races on the planet.  Thus the question, does God have blue eyes.

While they first arose in the area around the Black Sea (the Caucasus Mountains), Caucasians have migrated all over the world. Some went east to Iran (Persians) and India (Aryans) and some even further to China, as the discovery of the Tarim mummies can attest to.  Some went south into the Middle East and then west into Africa (Berbers and Tuaregs).

Some also became pharaohs in Egypt as their mummies attest to.  Egyptologists have said that King Tut is Caucasian and is related to most of the men in England (and therefore most Europeans) and geneticists have said that they all have a common ancestor from 10,000 years ago in the Black Sea area. Of course, what they conveniently forget to mention is that King Tut had an elongated skull.  Queen Nefertiti, for example, is always pictured with a headdress which obscures her elongated skull.

As for the rest of the blue-eyed peoples, they migrated throughout Europe (Scandinavians, Germans, Anglo-Saxons, Irish, Scots, etc.) and eventually on to America where half the people in the country had blue eyes as of the turn of the twentieth century. Some, of course, stayed in the area around the Black Sea (e.g. Russians) which today boasts a very large blond, blue-eyed population despite having recessive genes (because blue-eyed people are constantly inter-marrying).

Aside: Further, all these people spoke some version of an Indo-European language which is one related family of languages.

Of course, the Mayans, the Incans, the Aztecs and the Sumerians knew about blue-eyed gods hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago. The truth is a funny thing.  That is, it can be repressed for centuries, but eventually it has to surface. Welcome to the world of the blue-eyed gods.

 

Epilogue

Some of the the aboriginals of Australia have blue eyes and blond hair.  How did that happen without blue-eyed gods?

 

 

I’ve written about this topic several times so I thought you might enjoy the take of Anthony Peake who is a writer/researcher on human consciousness.  Here’s the link to the full video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH2kutE2h0k.

Peake’s theory can be summarized as follows:

  • Sub-atomic particles exist only as statistical probabilities until they are measured (e.g. by human consciousness).
  • Once measured, the sub-atomic particles become part of the material world (“reality”). Peake likens this to playing a CD-ROM on a computer whereby the computer processes the digital information on the CD-ROM creating an on-screen version of the game (the universe). This digital information is programming in the traditional form of 1s and 0s.
  • The universe is a two-dimensional hologram which our brain views and converts to a three-dimensional image.
  • Everything is consciousness. The material world is simply an extension of, and creation of, consciousness.

 

“…we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.”  – Bill Hicks